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Ardbeg malt whisky serve recreates Islay mist in bars

Published:  15 June, 2015

Islay's cult Ardbeg distillery has produced a carafe designed to replicate the island's mist in an on-trade serve.

The Haar carafe is named after the thick, peaty coastal mists that occur where the whisky is produced.

It was created by Professor David Edwards, an inventor who teaches at Harvard and works out of a Paris art and design studio.

When whisky is poured into the carafe, ultrasound pads emit rapid vibrations which produce minute droplets that form the mist.

The carafe is being used by bartenders at Hawksmoor in Manchester, Tigerlily in Edinburgh and Hakkasan and Dabbous in London's West End.

Dr Bill Lumsden, Ardbeg's director of distilling and whisky creation, said: "The haar rolling in from the sea is as familiar a sight to island life as the precious peat which influences our whiskies.

"We believe that in this sampling ritual we have captured the essence of its elusive qualities.

"The swirling mist will intrigue, immersing people in the aromas, tastes and textures of the ultimate Islay malt whisky."